10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 3 nights
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Spa
— 2 nights
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Brussels
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Bruges — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll get in some beach time at The Dunes of Bredene and De Panne Beach. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage St. Andre (in Koksijde Bad) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, stroll around Minnewaterpark, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Bruges: highs are around 71°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Spa.
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Spa — 2 nights

Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by La Maison Saive, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then stroll through Domaine de Palogne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at High Fens, then trek along Bronnenwandeling, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye du Val-Dieu.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Spa online route planner.

Drive from Bruges to Spa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Spa, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and René Magritte Museum. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brussels tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Spa to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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